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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 12th, 2013

Habersham

Ella Mae Merritt, 58, Cornelia
Ella Mae Merritt, age 58, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to express online condolences t ...
James Edward Pilgrim, 69, Mt. Airy
James Edward Pilgrim, age 69 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Pilgrim was born June 21, 1943 in Cleveland to A ...

Hall

Charlie James Poole, 80, Gainesville
Charlie James Poole, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Ruthalene Sosebee Murphy, 79, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday February 16, 2013 in Bethel Baptist Church in White County for Ruthaline Sosebee Murphy, 79, of Gainesville. The Rev. Shannon Rhodes ...

Lumpkin

Estelle Walker, 92, Dahlonega
Estelle Walker was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born November 30, 1921. She died at the family home on February 12, 2013 after a long and difficult struggle wit ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "Jimmy" Wesley Parr, Jr. 50, of Colbert, Ga. who passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013.Mr. Parr was born in Clearwater ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69